PROWATER International Workshop

HOW TO INCENTIVISE NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS ?

ABOUT THESE SESSIONS

The partners of the Interreg 2 Seas project PROWATER are happy to introduce the PROWATER International Workshop on the design & operationalisation of a rewarding system for Ecosystem-based Adaptation. 

The seminar "How to incentivise Nature-based Solutions?" is the first in a series of events where we explore this overarching question, as well as more specifically how to incentivise Ecosystem-based Adaptation. 

  • 16 September - Seminar "How to incentivise Nature-based Solutions?"
  • 21 October - Expert workshop - communication will follow

We will bring together experts from across the regions on this topic of interest to you! Learn more about the daytime programme and evening programme below.

PROGRAMME

Within the Interreg 2 Seas project PROWATER we use nature and its ecosystems to tackle the environmental challenges that climate change presents, such as regular and prolonged drought and flood periods. This approach to climate adaptation is known as Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). While a lot of these measures need to be taken on private land, there is a lack of incentives and instruments to facilitate their implementation. EbA measures also have the potential to deliver many other ecosystem services beside climate adaptation.

We consider Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) as a viable option to provide such incentives at a larger scale. We have explored PES examples and identified their strengths and weaknesses. There are many aspects to consider and still hurdles to overcome, when implementing certain models (at a larger scale) in the different regions.

During events of the PROWATER International Workshop series we want to exchange and discuss experiences with other projects and invited experts from across the Netherlands, France, Flanders and the United Kingdom.

If you have questions about the event, don't hesitate to contact katherine.vandevelde@vlaanderen.be .